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Red Cross needs blood donations after storm

The American Red Cross is one of the fixtures of disaster response worldwide. Its volunteers have been providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected by Hurricane Florence as impacts continue to add up, but one area of the Red Cross' efforts … more

Back to the '80s: REACH showcases Sumter School District's talented

They've explored Motown, the Beatles' era and several other themes in years past, but this summer, students in Sumter School District's Reinforcing and Expanding Artistic and Creative Horizons program have been examining the 1980s - when none of … more

Palmetto Health, Greenville Health System to reveal new parent name, logo

Tuomey will undergo another name change soon — sort of. For decades, the hospital was named Tuomey Regional Medical Center before officially changing its name to Palmetto Health Tuomey a few years ago when … more

Judge says winner of coroner's race won't be on ballot

The judge who ruled earlier this month that LaNette Samuels-Cooper is not qualified to be a coroner in Clarendon County and South Carolina answered a request to clarify his ruling and said Monday she … more

Sumter School Board's Finance Committee meets Wednesday

The advisory Finance Committee of Sumter School District's Board of Trustees will meet Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. at the district office, 1345 Wilson Hall Road. A district spokeswoman distributed a meeting agenda on Monday morning. The committee … more

Labor Day Schedule: Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018

BANKS - All area banks and credit unions will be closed on Monday. GOVERNMENT - The following will be closed on Monday: federal government offices; state government offices; U.S. Postal Service; City of Sumter offices; Sumter County offices; … more

Police searching for man, 71, who went missing en route to Sumter YMCA

Sumter police are searching for a 71-year-old man who went missing Monday while he was en route to the Sumter Family YMCA on Miller Road. Andrew Paul Boyle, of Foxcroft Circle, left his home about … more

Tips could save lives in Sumter this summer

While there are countless tips encouraging parents to remember to check the back seat when traveling with small children, vulnerable adults and animals during the summer, knowing the lasting effects go past the loss of life could be the best … more

Suspect reportedly shoots Sumter man point blank in stomach

A Sumter man who is a convicted felon has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in connection with an incident that left a victim shot point blank in the stomach. Vito Videll Wright, 42, … more

S.C. Gov. McMaster: Farmers lost $125 million in storm

The Office of the Governor has released its preliminary damage assessment caused by Hurricane Florence in South Carolina. In a letter Gov. Henry McMaster sent to South Carolina's congressional delegation requesting their continued support and as … more

Downtown Sumter Rite Aid will close soon, official says

The Rite Aid store on Washington Street in downtown Sumter will be closing soon. Mega-retailer Walgreens officially began purchasing about 2,000 Rite Aids across the U.S. last fall and it said at the time it would be closing some Rite Aids to … more

Suspect wanted for questioning about church theft

Deputies in Sumter County are searching for a man wanted in connection with a theft from a church on Sunday. The suspect is wanted for questioning after a man drove up to St. Paul AME Church on … more

Sumter School District to conduct 'swap' again

Sumter School District will again perform a "millage rate swap" this year to the benefit of all taxpayers in the county and also its own general fund balance. At its regular board meeting last week, the district's board of trustees unanimously … more

Sumter, Lee, Clarendon retailers to be more competitive, but questions remain

Area retailers will be more competitive with remote online retailers, given a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to allow states to charge sales taxes for online purchases, but the magnitude of the impact for retailers isn't clearly known yet, says … more

Concert set for Music Man's Lee County departure, Sumter arrival

Thomas "Terry" Slater, also known as the Music Man, has taught music in Lee County for 32 years. Now, he's moving to Sumter County, and his former students think it's only right to put on a show in his honor.New Zion AME Church in Bishopville will … more

Fall Feast's unique menu to benefit Sumter Green

Thursday night brings the most eclectic menu available in Sumter to Nettles Building and grounds at University of South Carolina Sumter. When Sumter Green Fall Feast sets up for the one-night-only event, friends and neighbors gather to socialize, … more

Volunteers needed for litter cleanup at Pack's Landing Sept. 15

FROM STAFF REPORTS Join Keep Sumter Beautiful for the 2018 River Sweep / Beach Sweep at Pack's Landing, 9890 Pack's Landing Road, Pinewood, on Lake Marion at 9 a.m. on Sept. 15. According to Clemson Cooperative Extension, Beach Sweep / River … more

Missy Corrigan : Fuel your activities with a proper meal plan

Many of us like to plan for the future, vacations or even just the weekdays. Creating a food plan to match your activity should be no different. However, creating a meal plan for a workout may not be a priority. But if you are putting effort in to … more

EOD detonation scheduled at Shaw Tuesday morning

An EOD detonation training is scheduled to occur on Shaw Air Force Base between 9 and 11 a.m. today. Any noise or booms potentially heard from it are not dangerous and are expected. more
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